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Holiday Social & Silent Auction

Welcome to Skylands Group

Covering Sussex and Northern Warren Counties. In addition to our web page, you may also visit us on FaceBook and find our events on the online events calendar of the NJ Chapter website. We also advertise in various media sites throughout the Skylands region.

OFFICERS:

(All Officers are members of the Group Executive Committee)

Chair:Susan Williams skylandsgroup@gmail.com973-600-4960
Vice Chair:Edgar Shepherd shepherd_edgar@yahoo.com
Treasurer:Jeri Doherty bjd8974@gmail.com
Secretary:Norene Haberski habersn@yahoo.com
Conservation:Greg Gorman ggorman07419@embarqmail.com973-886-7950
Political Chair:Edgar Shepherd shepherd_edgar@yahoo.com
Publicity:Jeri Doherty bjd42@nac.net
Membership, Programs, Events:OpenVolunteer(s) Needed
Ex-Com Member-at-Large:Marvin Feil mfeil@writeme.com
Ex-Com Member-at-Large:Dave Alcock dwhoob@hotmail.com

ACTIVITIES:

We are presently working with other grassroots organizations to protect the natural resources and beauty of Northwest New Jersey. We are located in some of the most environmentally sensitive areas of which millions of New Jerseyans depend upon their drinking water.

The Skylands Group promotes outreach activities to grow our membership so we can present a more effective voice toward the challenges our community faces such as climate change and local environmental issues as they arise.

Whether for recreation, education, or to support legislation, we initiate events which include preservation of clean drinking water, expanding or protecting open space against development, and preserving the natural habitat of the thousands of unique plant and animal species native to this region.

Our opposition to hydrofracking, natural gas pipelines and New Jersey's acceptance of frack waste is in response to the inherent risk of polluting our land and waterways. Moreover, this dirty extraction method and infrastructure destroys natural resources and vistas from which our ecotourism economy depends.

We sponsor hikes throughout the region and support protecting the Appalachian Trail, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and New Jersey Highlands. The Skylands Group further advocates for upgrading the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area into a National Park and Preserve.

GENERAL MEETINGS:

SECOND TUESDAY of each month from 7:00 - 8:30 pm at the Unitarian Fellowship, One West Nelson Street, Newton, NJ.

Events are posted on our FaceBook page and the online events calendar of the NJ Chapter website. We also advertise in various media sites throughout the Skylands region.

LIST OF UPCOMING EVENTS:

Tuesday, December 9 at 7:00 pm — Holiday Social & Silent Auction
Please join the Skylands Group for a Holiday Social and Silent Auction. We will also be showing video highlights from the People's Climate March in September. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public. Send an email to habersn@yahoo.com if you would like to see a list of Auction Items or add to our list. Donations are always accepted. The final bidding will take place on December 9th! More Information.

DIRECTIONS

Directions to the Unitarian Fellowship of Sussex County, One West Nelson Street, Newton, 07860 Phone: 973-579-7210

From I-80:
take Rte 206 North into Newton. Before you reach downtown, the Sovereign bank appears on your right. Take a left turn right at the Sovereign Bank onto West Nelson Street. The UU Fellowship Hall is almost immediately on your left.

From Rte 23:
Take Rte 94 South (in Hamburg) all the way to the courthouse square in Newton. At the square, follow the signs for Rte 206 South (Main St.). Look for the PNC and Sovereign banks on your left. Take a right turn at that intersection onto West Nelson Street. The UU Fellowship Hall is almost immediately on your left.

From Rte 94 North (from Blairstown):
Go to the center of Newton (courthouse square). At the square, follow the signs for Rte 206 South (Main St.). Look for the PNC and Sovereign banks on your left. Take a right turn at that intersection onto West Nelson Street. The UU Fellowship Hall is almost immediately on your left.

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